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Football: Fernandes ready to consider Russia call

Published on Jul 14, 2014 6:46 PM

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian club CSKA Moscow's Brazilian defender Mario Fernandes has said he is considering playing football for Russia at international level in future. the Sport-Express daily reported on Monday.

"Of course I've been always dreaming of playing for my native country since I've been a child," the newspaper quoted the 23-year-old back as saying.

"But the competition for a place in the Brazilian squad is incredibly high and I'm ready to consider the possibility of plating for Russia if I am asked.

"The top Brazilian guys that are currently playing at my position - Dani Alves, Maicon, Rafinha, Rafael da Silva - are all unbelieveably talented.

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